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Austin downs Lone Star, 5-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Lone Star Brahmas lost to the Austin Bruins, 5-2.
Austin was often in penalty trouble, totaling five minors and three majors for 35 minutes in penalty time. The Bruins surpassed its season average of 22.0 penalty minutes per game. Austin stifled Lone Star's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. With 61 shots on target during the contest, the Bruins exceeded the 48.5 shots they average per game this year.
Austin was helped by Trevor Boyd, who tallied one goal and one assist. Boyd scored 8:14 into the first period to make the score 3-0 Austin. Jake Arroyo picked up the assist. Austin also got points from Guillaume Leclerc, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Austin included Jay Dickman, who had one and Niko Hildenbrand, who had two. In addition, Austin received assists from Lucas Kohls, who had two.
The Brahmas forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up five minors and three majors for 25 minutes in penalty time. Lone Star had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Brahmas excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Lone Star's offense was clicking better than usual and put 19 shots on goal during the game, better than the 16.5 shots per game it averages. The defense for the Brahmas played an important role offensively, racking up nine shots on goal.
Lone Star was led by Jan Hudecek, who racked up one goal. Hudecek scored 36 seconds into the second period to make the score 3-1 Austin. Mitchell Mueller provided the assist. Leo Lumm also scored for Lone Star. Other players who recorded assists for Lone Star were Alexey Solovyev and Will White, who each chipped in one.
Nicholas Lehr rejected 17 shots on goal for the Bruins. Austin ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Brian Bachnak was ejected from the game. The Brahmas' Jacob Nehama stopped 56 shots out of the 61 that he faced. Lone Star registered zero goals on four power play opportunities.